The Iron Cow of Zen

The Iron Cow of Zen

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by Albert Low
     
 

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A koan is a saying or action by a Zen master, probably the most famous being 'What is the sound of one hand clapping?' Seemingly pointless or incomprehensible, a koan is actually an invitation to think in a new way, a tool to startle the consciousness into enlightenment. This remarkable series of essays, each beginning with an instructive koan, is a challenge to open… See more details below

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A koan is a saying or action by a Zen master, probably the most famous being 'What is the sound of one hand clapping?' Seemingly pointless or incomprehensible, a koan is actually an invitation to think in a new way, a tool to startle the consciousness into enlightenment. This remarkable series of essays, each beginning with an instructive koan, is a challenge to open the mind.Drawing on the views of such diverse thinkers as Buddha, Bertrand Russell, Immanuel Kant, and T.S. Eliot to explain the essential concepts of Zen Buddhism, The Iron Cow of Zen is fascinating, thought-provoking reading.

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ISBN-13:
9780804816694
Publisher:
Tuttle Publishing
Publication date:
11/15/1990
Edition description:
REISSUE
Pages:
248
Product dimensions:
4.55(w) x 7.18(h) x 0.64(d)

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